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Look Here: Two 1960s paperbacks with cover art by birthday-boy Milton Glaser

Today, legendary graphic designer and illustrator Milton Glaser (b. 26 June 1929, New York City) celebrates his 84th birthday, so I dived into my stacks of old paperbacks, and this is what I came up with:

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“There is no security in the world, or in life. I don’t mind living with some ambiguity and realizing that eventually, everything changes.”
— Milton Glaser, in conversation with Debbie Millman,
How to Think Like a Great Graphic Designer (2007)



“The story of how I decided to become an artist is this: When I was a very little boy, a cousin of mine came to my house with a paper bag. He asked me if I wanted to see a bird. I thought he had a bird in the bag. He stuck his hand in the bag, and I realized that he had drawn a bird on the side of a bag with a pencil. I was astonished! I perceived this as being miraculous. At that moment, I decided that was what I was going to do with my life. Create miracles.”
— Milton Glaser, in conversation with Debbie Millman,
How to Think Like a Great Graphic Designer (2007)


Keywords: Pierre or, The Ambiguities by Herman Melville, The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, Milton Glaser.

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